This is especially true when there are just so many guitar bands all fighting for attention, and all peddling their near-identical Indie-lite Career-Rock.
And dance music is, on the whole, just as un-daring: there’s so much gentle, MOR, safe dance music in my inbox, it sounds like the changing rooms of a high street clothes shop.
The real thrills within new variants on a dance music theme are almost always found in the rough and ready nature that accompanies rapid innovation: you may not like the bonkers bounce of Jackin House, but you can’t ignore the charms of the cut-paste-and-forget ethos of something like Snapbacks and Tattoos.
Which brings us to Mexico, and why that, even though Teen Flirt‘s brand of soft-thumpin’, House-nickin’, chill-techno is not wholly new, its smash-and-grab outlook is refreshing.
The majority of bedroom-produced house cuts like this are too contrived and too clean to be truly enjoyable, but Teen Flirt skirts around this with a beady eye and a magpie touch, which cuts through the all-pervasive softness.
The song is like a reversed, slowed-down video of a jigsaw being thrown into the air, discombobulating; the overall image dipping in and out of clarity. Nice and easy does it.